Mount Backpackers is located in the heart of Mount Maunganui within walking distance of beautiful beaches and great places to eat. This location is a popular spot in the Summer for BBQ’s, relaxing and entertainment.

Guests can choose to stay in the cosy lively dormitory of 16-beds (excellent for groups), or the smaller dorm rooms or a private room. Surfboards and wetsuits are rented to guests at only $20 per 4 hour session and quality well-maintained safe bicycles are available for rent. But, what is the best thing about Mount Backpackers? Easy… you will arrive a guest and leave a friend! Our staff are the friendliest and most helpful people in the gorgeous town of Mount Maunganui, maybe even New Zealand.

(Bookings are made via our booking page, please add a note in the booking that you are a member or just give us a call or walk in with your membership, see you soon!)

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Hostel Amenities

Surfboards and wetsuits are rented to guests at only $20 per 4 hour session and quality well-maintained safe bicycles are available for rent.
  • WiFi - Free WiFi available throughout the hostel.
  • Kitchen - Well-equipped guest kitchen for self-catering.
  • Laundry - Coin-operated washers and dryers available. Laundry powder available at reception.
  • Bike Hire - We have bikes onsite for hire.
  • Parking - Free parking on the street.
  • BBQ - Enjoy a BBQ using the free supplied facilities, free BBQ for the guests to use.
  • Dining - We have communal areas for you to enjoy and have dinner.
  • Smoking - Rooms are smoke-free, you can smoke outside.


  • How do I check in after hours?
    Contact us directly via phone or email and we can arrange for after hours check in.
  • What time is check out? Can I have a late checkout?
    Check out is 10 am. We do not allow late check out during months October-April. Please let us know if you require late check out otherwise.
  • What payment methods are accepted?
    We accept VISA, Mastercard and cash. Payment on arrival is preferred. We do require credit details if booking over the phone.
  • How long does it take to get into town?
    We are located in the town centre.
  • Do you have free WiFi?
    Yes, Free Unlimited.
  • Are there any shops or places to eat nearby?
    Yes many restaurant and all the necessary shops within a short walk.

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Urgent Coronavirus Update

Anyone that has arrived into New Zealand from Monday 16th March 1am is required to self-isolate for 14 days.  If you do not do this you will be deported out of New Zealand if you are caught. If you need advice you can call the health line  0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453  Do not enter a hostel, a hospital or a doctors clinic instead call the health line if you think you have the coronavirus.  If you need somewhere to self-isolate we might be able to help you so send an email to [email protected]  Many hostels are now checking your passports to see when you have entered the country and will report you to the police if you are not following the New Zealand requirements.